Dec 18, 2019 Pan
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  REVIEW Peter Pan – Mayflower by David Cradduck Big, brash, colourful and huge fun – but is it pantomime? And would JM Barrie really turn in his grave (as one of the cast quips) to see what a big budget production has done to his original story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up? […]

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Nov 04, 2019 Les Miserables
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  REVIEW Les Miserables, Mayflower By Beccy Conway Images: Helen Maybanks, Matthew Murphy, Johann Persson, CML. Ten years on from the premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s record-breaking 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables, the statistics in the evening’s programme say it all: seen by 7 million people across fifty-two countries, and translated into twenty-two languages. The […]

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Oct 24, 2019 Cinderella
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  REVIEW Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, English National Ballet, music by Sergei Prokoviev, Mayflower Reviewed by Kevin Gover Images: Main Picture – © Jason Bell; Images taken inside the Mayflower Auditorium of ENB dancers Emilia Cadorin, Angela Wood, William Simmons and Ivana Bueno – © Photography by ASH ===================================== Wow. Who could have failed to have […]

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Oct 16, 2019 Hip hop
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  REVIEW Some Like It Hip Hop, Mayflower By David Cradduck Images by Simon Prince I admit here and now, I wasn’t sure what to expect from ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ and I am not a huge fan of either break dancing or rap. But just a few minutes into this very physical theatre, I […]

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Oct 03, 2019 Motown
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  Motown The Musical, Mayflower Reviewed by Helena Gomm Images: Tristram Kenton Motown The Musical begins, and almost ends, with Motown Records founder Berry Gordy (a stunning performance by Edward Baruwa) exhibiting considerable reticence over attending the 25th anniversary party for Motown, which has been organised by the musicians he has worked with over the years. […]

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Sep 26, 2019 Romeo
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  Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Mayflower By Beccy Conway Set in the ambiguously-named Verona Institute, Sir Matthew Bourne’s latest masterpiece with his world-renowned company, New Adventures, leaves the audience to determine why a group of young people are incarcerated in a near-future detention centre. Bright white tiles and railings are encircled by towering cage […]

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Sep 20, 2019 8AC3945F-25FE-4769-B667-58240C3CCECF
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  An Inspector Calls – Mayflower Theatre An Inspector Returns (again) Images: Mark Douet It is three years since JB Priestley’s thriller – and award winning Scottish actor, Liam Brennan, who plays the title role – last called at The Mayflower. Three more years to add to the impressive couple of decades that Stephen Daldry’s […]

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Jul 18, 2019 Rock
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  Review Rock of Ages at The Mayflower 1987: The Sunset Strip. Aspiring actress Sherrie, straight off the bus from rural Kansas, meets Drew outside the Bourbon Room, where he works behind the bar whilst dreaming of becoming a rock star. Their first date is followed by a series of misunderstandings and poor judgements as […]

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May 16, 2019 Gatsby
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  ‘The Great Gatsby’ (Northern Ballet) The Mayflower, Southampton Elegant, Graceful, Effortless … Three words that I must use to describe Northern Ballet’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ which runs at The Mayflower until this Saturday 18th. They are not used lightly: to a ballet aficionado (and I am certainly not in that elite group) the technical […]

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May 02, 2019 Annie
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  Review – Annie at The Mayflower, Southampton Visitors to The Mayflower are taking a journey to New York city this week as ‘Annie’ swings into town. Direct from a run in London’s West End, the Tony award-winning musical of hard-knocks and chosen family is a family-favourite not to be missed. Three groups of young […]

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